Past Flame Awards

2016 Flame Awards

Seth Newman (Ghana)

Awarded in recognition of Seth's pioneering work in Ghana in the field of cultural dance as a Christian expression together with founding and leading the Christian Dance Fellowship from 1993. Seth is a senior lecturer in dance at the University of Ghana and has developed the Newman technique which uses cultural Ghanaian dance to Christian songs for evangelism and worship.


Christine and Sodapop Jeanville (France)

Awarded in recognition of Christine and Sodapop's artistic and Christian leadership in France and internationally in dance ministry.   Christine and Sodapop are professional dancers who  pioneered a teaching and performing ministry Machol Dancer La Vie in 2005 and minister extensively in France and many other counties. They lead the dance program each year at the JHOPFAN Convocation in Jerusalem and are Country Representatives for ICDF France.

2015 Flame Awards

Dr Ed Lapiz (Philippines)

Senior pastor, researcher, Founder and Director of Kaloob: Philippine Music and Dance Ministry. Dr Lapiz received a 2015 Flame award for his research work among the many indigenous tribes in the Philippines, discovering, documenting and 'prayforming' their dances with Kaloob.

Mary Hartney (Ireland)

Educator, dancer, choreographer and Founding Co-director of Spoken Dance, a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Mary received a Flame Award for her work with integrated dance in Ireland. Mary initiated an innovative integrated dance programme in 2005, which engages disabled and non-disabled dancers in creating and performing dance.

2014 Flame Awards

Annette Sundell-Liljedahl (Sweden)

Choreographer, dancer, teacher and pioneer of dance in the Swedish church.

Kay Quisenberry (USA/Australia)

Working with Sacred Dance Ministries International and Dayspring Dance Ministry.

2013 Flame Awards

Pat Noble (Jamaica)

For her work at Praise Dance Academy, and as Founder CDF Jamaica.

Hyungmin Kim (South Korea)

Pneuma Ballet and Professor of Dance at Seoul Christian University.

2012 Flame Awards

Noelene & Neil Wait (Australia)

Living Word Dance Ministry, CDFA Qld Coordinator

Sue Hodson (South Africa)

Teacher and dancer.

2011 Flame Awards

Karen Sudds (Canada)

Crossings Dance Studio, Founder CDF Canada.

Paula Douthett (USA/England)

Sacred Dance Ministries International. ICDF Board of Reference and ICDF Foundation Patron.

ICDF Coordinator Flame Awards

Lucy Andrew-Park Jarasius (Australia)


Johanna Cardinal (Canada)


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